zoom Avid BB7 Road SL Mechanical Disc Brake
Avid BB7 Road SL Mechanical Disc Brake
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|Falcon Grey anodized||140mm||
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|Falcon Grey anodized||160mm|
This race-ready mechanical disc brake takes the proven power and performance of BB7 and dials it up a few notches with its sleek “Falcon Grey” anodizing and weight-saving hardware.
Top Features of the Avid BB7 Road SL Mechanical Disc Brake
- Weight: 170 grams, Caliper only
- Caliper Design: Mechanical, Forged 2-piece Aluminum
- Finish: Falcon Grey (2012 Red Match)
- Rotor: HS1 140/160mm
- Pad: Aluminum-backed Organic
- Adjustment: Dual Knob Pad Adjustment, Tri-Align Caliper Positioning System
- Intended Use: CX/TRK/COM/ROAD
- Compatible with Red, Force, Rival and Apex levers
The lightweight HS1 rotors and all-titanium hardware saves 25 grams per wheel. So you’ll be just as confident on the climbs as you are on the descents.
About Disc Brakes
Bicycle disc brakes consist of a metal disc attached to the wheel hub that rotates with the wheel. Brake calipers are attached to the frame or fork along with pads that squeeze together on the disc. The way it is attached to the bike will be either by IS (International Standard) which has two holes facing the disc or Post Mount, which has threads going into the fork. Disc brakes have been successfully used on motorbikes for decades, and are the principal choice there. The primary benefit of disc brakes is that they perform equally well in all conditions including water, mud and snow. This is due to their position closer to the hub and away from the ground and possible contaminants like water, which can coat and freeze on the rim in colder temperatures. The pads are usually made from metal sinters or an organic compound instead of rubber. Water acts as a lubricant to rubber but not metal, therefore disc brakes maintain their stopping power in wet conditions. They also avoid the problem that rim brakes have of wearing out the wheel rims, especially in muddy conditions, as well as the requirement that the rim be straight. Disc brakes offer improved modulation of braking power and generally require less finger effort to achieve the same braking power. The advantages of discs make them well-suited to steep, extended downhills through wet and muddy off-road terrain, common in freeride bicycle riding.
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What exactly is included with the brake?
i.e. mount brackets, rotors, bolts and cables etc?
And is this for one, front or rear compatibility?
I can also confirm the brakes can be used in both front and rear applications.
These are recommended for use with Avid/SRAM components only however alternative brands may well be suitable. Sadly we're unable to confirm this for you.
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